Tension and a suspended ceiling. Again rivalry. Article number 17

Suspended ceiling structure is a thin film or a cloth stretched on a special frame (baguette). Molding is fixed to the ceiling or the base perimeter wall and, depending on the method of attachment may be visible or hidden. The resulting ceiling plane is perfectly smooth and homogeneous, has the appearance of a solid ceiling. Made of polyvinyl chloride film (PVC) or polyester fabric, the frame in both cases is made of PVC, but only more rigid than the film itself, or from aluminum. To the water and high humidity ceilings are completely indifferent, so installed in wet areas without any restrictions. In cases of leakage from above film is slack, forming a huge bubble. According to the manufacturer, the material can withstand the load of 100 l / sq m, the same practical tests carried out by "Nine Hundred", and showed better results - up to 130 l / sq m in the case of such an emergency drain can own, through hole lamp (if the ceiling is equipped with built-in lighting), or detached for one of the corners. In the second case, you definitely need to call a specialist. The dried sheet is heated, after which the ceiling is completely restores the tension.
Lack of PVC film - the lack of frost at temperatures below 0 ° C, the material becomes hard and brittle, however, begins to break down only when temperature is below 40 ° C. Therefore, if you have installed the suspended ceiling in a country house without a permanent winter heating, beware: Try not to slam the door and do not touch the plane of sharp objects as long as the room is warm, otherwise the ceiling collapse.
The Russian market is a fairly large number of firms offering suspended ceilings made of PVC: Company Nine Hundred, LackFolie-X, Lackfolie, CARRE NOIR, EXTENZO, GRUPA DPS, NOVELUM, NEWMAT, PRESTIGE DESIGN, SKOL (France), MONDEA (Netherlands) DECKENFEST and DECOMAT (Germany), and only one firm selling ceilings of polyester fabric, Swiss CLIPSO. On the Ukrainian - Demi-Lune, Nine Hundred, Mirror, DPS.
Fundamental differences in design between the ceilings of PVC films from different manufacturers do not. When heated above 65 ° C increases the elasticity of the material, and it lends itself well to deformation - the property that is used when the stretch ceiling. Differences among manufacturers can be found in the colors (usually in the catalog is from 50 to 100 colors and several types of textures - matte, glossy, marbled subtree, suede, leather, out of practice, it is known that about 90% of the installed ceiling white with matte surface).
Manufacturers may also differ fixing accessories and the way pulling the article (and harpoon besgarpunny: wedge, and a cam cord). When harpoons (Company Nine Hundred. LackFolie-X, Lackfolie, CARRE NOIR, DECOMAT, EXTENZO, NEWMAT) cloth is made in strict accordance with the size of the room or take. In the factory, to the edges of the prepared fabric is welded harpoon. When besgarpunnom method does not require careful measurement and factory work, the canvas just delivered to the space is heated to 70 ° C and latched into a baguette.
Stretch ceilings can be installed in areas very different configurations, constructing multi-level design, creating arches, vaults, and tents.
The ceilings of polyester fabric CLIPSO set at room temperature. Color, unlike film, produced after installation. In contrast to the PVC film, fabric is weather resistant material and is not afraid of negative temperatures. Create ceilings complex configuration possible.
The minimum distance at which the suspended ceiling can be mounted on the base, 0.53 cm (depending on the system of fixing a particular firm).
When equipped with a tension ceiling built-in lights, each light (usually the point sources) with a separate suspension attached to the main ceiling and a canvas slotted holes that are pasted on the perimeter of a special thermal insulation ring. With stretch ceilings can use lamps up to 60 watts (incandescent) and up to 35 watts (for halogen). To install the fixtures more power you need additional insulation between the body and the cloth ceiling lamp, otherwise the film just melted.
The cost ceiling - from $ 30 per 1 sq. m, including installation, and the presence of complex structural parts increases of up to $ 80 per 1 sq. m
Suspended structures "eat" 12-15 cm height of the room. The main advantage is the ability to organize covert communications, maintainability, and transformability.
The bathroom floors on top of the neighbors were "thin", so the consequences of a major leak hit the living room. After removing the water suspended ceiling has a normal appearance.